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Which Telecaster more than met your expectations from day one?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Vintagebrit, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2005
    My 'Morgaine Tele' built by German masterluthier
    Jorg Tandler.
    I traded it in for a Gibson CS '54 Gold Top.
    My biggest mistake regarding selling one of my guitars.
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  2. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    beautiful geetar, the bound neck adds a certain elegance. The red is beautiful
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  3. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Holic

    Aug 17, 2013
    Essex UK
    My Blacktop. looking for a replacement for my LP Studio that I was never happy with. Guy in the store just said 'give this a go, no pressure but I think you'll be surprised'. I was, very, using it more and more.
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  4. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    My MIM Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline RI - Natural - when I play one of my others I feel like I'm cheating a little.
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  5. Mark1406

    Mark1406 TDPRI Member

    Nov 5, 2013

  6. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    My G&L Tribute Jr. What an amazing guitar! IMG_0003.JPG
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  7. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Meister

    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    A Custom shop white blonde Esquire '58 reissue (I think). Played like butter, rang out like a bell acoustically and just felt perfect in my hands.

    Shame it wasn't mine, but my cousin's son's guitar.

    My 50's Classic is a beaut though; if I hadn't played the CS one then I'd never have known it could be beaten...
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  8. user34603

    user34603 Tele-Meister

    Dec 5, 2016
    Richmond VA
    My vote having owned a Bill Crook (Paisley's luthier) and playing a few by Thomas Rodriguez (top level builder in VA) as well as Squier Classic Vibe, American MIM... is this: The best VALUE is an upscale Affinity Squier Tele USED in like new condition. Then replace the bridge pickup with a better ones USED. The best VALUE is what I mean.... 'good enough' is frequently good enough.... see?

  9. gypsy jim

    gypsy jim Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    My last build fits the bill. Looks and sounds great.

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  10. DavidP

    DavidP Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Vancouver, BC
    Another happy 50's Baja owner/player here (& I own/play few teles). Outside of a set of Rutters comp saddles this was a player from day 1.
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  11. Heyitsmejoeg

    Heyitsmejoeg TDPRI Member

    Jan 3, 2015
    Toss up between American professional and my 50’s baja.
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  12. tarheelbob

    tarheelbob Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Aug 30, 2014
    My '60's Baja Tele. Just love this guitar.

    - Bob
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  13. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 1, 2014
    My 2014 MIM classic 60s in white. The Tele that will be mine until the end of my road.

  14. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    My 2011 (or early 2012) Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus.

    It was made in China, so it should be a piece of junk, right?

    Well..... wrong.

    The damned thing just sounds great, gig after gig.
    It stays in tune.
    It's so versatile it's positively scary.

    The thing produces such a broad array of tones, it's absurd.
    And the neck is so freaking sleek and beautiful and perfect, it amazes me every time I pick it up, which is often.

    To answer the original question, it's this one.

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  15. shooter1952

    shooter1952 TDPRI Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    That is one pretty Tele. Love that neck. My 2004 AVRI 52 has what I consider the ultimate Tele tone. Classic Tele tone and spank (and it plays like butter).
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  16. Mercyfulfate

    Mercyfulfate TDPRI Member

    May 14, 2017
    Tornado Alley/OK
    mine was my Fender American Special Tele in Vintage Blonde. amazing guitar!

  17. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    I agree with Slim! My '72 RI MIM Thinline. I know a lot of you tone prima donnas don't like the so called 'WRHBs', but I have been nothing but happy with this guitar. A 'Made in USA" sticker would be nice, but the price difference does not come close to justifying it.

  18. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Definitely my first USACG build, which is still my #1. It has the most balanced thing going. Perfect weight. Not too dark or bright sounding. Easy to play. Looks like a million bucks. Stainless steel frets so it needs work never. It's pretty much the "last guitar I'll ever need" which is why I have 7 currently :oops:
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  19. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    I bought this partscaster with a Lollar for $250. It’s the best tele in I’ve ever played.
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  20. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    My Classic Player Baja !

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